The Alienist - Study Guide Part 1, Perception: Chapters 7-10 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 7, Moore visits Kreizler at his institute, a school for children who are troubled. After watching Kreizler deal with a patient and her uncomprehending mother, Moore accompanies Kreizler into the basement of his institute where he has a complete autopsy suite. The bodies of the Zweig children, the brother and sister found in murdered in a water tower three years previously, are set on two tables. Moore and Kreizler are joined by Lucius and Marcus Isaacson, two detectives Roosevelt has sent to help Kreizler in his investigation. Kreizler tells the two men, who both have a background in forensics and medicine, to examine the bodies and report all they find. Kreizler purposely does not reveal his goal because he does not want these men biased by prior knowledge of the case in order to test their abilities.

In Chapter 8, Moore...

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